Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New: The UK’s independent data protection authority just hit Facebook with the biggest fine it possibly could – £500,000. It also recommended the criminal prosecution of Cambridge Analytica’s parent company

NEW: Government told immigrants they have to pay for DNA tests to be reunited with kids, shelter says

UPDATE: The Trump administration has failed to meet the court deadline to reunite children under the age of 5 with their parents. This is an abject failure. Congress has a moral obligation to stop this, since the Trump administration lacks the competency to do so.

Facebook passed private user data (indirectly) to the Russian government through a Russian website

Senators could demand millions of pages of records from Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House – and grind the SCOTUS confirmation process to a crawl

Manafort tells judge he'd prefer to stay put in distant jail

Do not ignore @courtneymilan 's tweets about Kavanaugh and Kozinski. More boys' club enabling going on here

Behavior that says I don't feel the need to protect women.

Why I think that calls for Kavanaugh to recuse from cases involving the Russia investigation play into the WH narrative undermining Mueller

GOP strategist warns 'bad things will flow' from rancher pardons: Trump is 'giving oxygen to ultra-right militia'

He actually pardoned domestic terrorists.

Read This: "Joe Scarborough: ‘Make No Mistake’ Trump Only Picked Brett Kavanaugh to ‘Protect Himself’"

Donald Trump Jr. said he didn’t recall talking to Emin Agalarov. Agalarov remembers it.

Gallup has been tracking @realDonaldTrump since his relatively small inauguration. On 2/12/17 Trump was at 41% approval & 53% disapproval. 17 months later, today he is at 41% approval & 56% disapproval. Remarkable how consistently unpopular @POTUS has been

He sat at the table and blubbered like a little girl. I sat on it for over a year until permitted to report it by sources.

Interesting note about Flynns new employer Stonington Global llc. Nick Muzin is named in the Elliot Broidy lawsuit against Qatar.

Mike Pence just said the quiet part loud. They picked Kavanaugh to finish off Roe.

Judge demands Trump meet deadline to reunite families: "These are firm deadlines; they are not aspirational goals"

Justice delayed doesn’t have to be justice denied. That’s why today I introduced a bill to release #CivilRights cold case records. We may not solve every case, but I hope it can lead to long-overdue healing & understanding.

Manafort loses second attempt to block evidence seized from storage unit at trial

BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse releases Executive Order to end competitive selection process for Administrative Law Judges, making them political appointees who can be fired at will.

Timeline: Trump’s Acts of Accommodation/Engagement with Russia, Nov. 2016-July 2018

BREAKING Saudi defense ministry official arrested on bribery charges

Opinion: Under Trump, everything gets trashed and degraded

WATCH: Protesters chant "lock him up" at Flynn after sentencing hearing

"We are seeing the embodiment of a philosophy shared by this whole group which is that the end justifies the means, that as long as we're accomplishing our targeted objectives...we're going to overlook...any ethics or integrity concerns that anyone has." -

If you are a young woman in America, pay attention to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. What’s at stake is a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her body and her future. This will forever change your life. Pay attention.

A person’s skin color, neighborhood or net worth shouldn’t determine access to clean & safe drinking water. I'm intro'ing a bill w/ my @SenateDems colleagues that authorizes $1 billion in funding to help small & disadvantaged communities replace contaminated water infrastructure.

Manafort: EDVA judge has ordered him transferred from the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va., to the Alexandria Detention Center, where he'll be held until his trial later this month

Under Trump, #immigration bonds as high as $25,000 are being issued for asylum seekers. And those who can't pay sometimes spend months or longer in detention.

Sen. John McCain's extended absence from Capitol Hill could complicate the confirmation process.

BREAKING: consulting firm McKinsey & Company announced that they will no longer do work for ICE. We “will not, under any circumstances, engage in any work, anywhere in the world, that advances or assists policies that are at odds with our values.”

Trump scared to sit down with Mueller but relish opportunity to sit down with boss putin. Is the president scared to sit down with Mueller?

GOP senator warns against trusting Putin 'mafia'

What is the message to federal law enforcement with this pardon? This is political base playing with pardons that further erodes democratic institutions and the rule of law

9th Accuser: I told GOP Rep Jordan about sexual abuse, he refused to help

JUST IN: GOP lawmaker introduces bill to make illegal border crossing a felony

EU President Tusk's message to President Trump ahead of NATO summit: “Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all, you don’t have that many.”

"A deadlocked court would be better for the future of U.S. politics."

At Flynn sentencing hearing, Federal judge acknowledged Trump’s former national security adviser is still assisting the Special Counsel’s investigation & put no pressure on Mueller to end that cooperation.

In case Trey Gowdy is still wondering why the Mueller Investigation is still on-going. Zero cooperation from this White House that has said it has nothing to hide

Another day, another racist

BREAKING: President Trump pardons two Oregon cattle ranchers convicted of arson in case that inspired 2016 armed protest.

I'm on the steps of the Supreme Court to voice my opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Watch live.

Opinion: Repealing Obamacare didn’t work. So Republicans are trying sabotage.

Green Day's 2004 song "American Idiot" skyrockets to top of UK charts ahead of Trump visit

UK ready for Trump


Giuliani worked for foreign clients while serving as Trump's lawyer: report

"Frankly, [Russian President] Putin may be the easiest of them all -- who would think?" President Trump says on dealing with U.K. and NATO leaders during his Europe trip.

Hey Sen. Susan Collins

Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati Officials Privately Pushed for Trump to Strike a “Grand Bargain” with Putin

BMW to move some production out of US, increase prices in response to tariffs:

Paul Ryan and his Republican cronies believe we have enough money to give a $1.5 trillion tax cut to the ultra wealthy, but not enough money to give our kids the health care they deserve. This November, we have to vote them all out.

91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to Mexico'

NEW: Pressed Trump on his administration's admission it won't meet today's court-ordered deadline to reunite young migrant children with their parents. Trump's reply: "Well, I have a solution. Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That's the solution."

Jeez, I didn’t realize SCOTUS justices got to negotiate their replacements while their kids work for Deutsche Bank and stuff.

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU chief Tusk attacks Trump for 'criticizing Europe almost daily,' says it's no way to treat a good ally.

Fact check: Trump chose names off a list given to him by an interest group, then he interviewed four candidates in under 2 hours last Monday.

Why did McConnell say his greatest career achievement was preventing Obama from picking a SCOTUS nominee? (Namely, Merrick Garland). Why did he do that when everyone thought Hillary would win?? Did McConnell also know about Russian collusion???

"For a year and a half, I've been silent," Michael Cohen has said. "What has silence gotten me? It's ruined my business. It's ruined my wife's life ... my children's lives. I've been a punching bag for everybody. Why am I going to continue to be silent?"

GOP senator shreds Trump's handling of migrant family reunification: "It boggles my mind"

How a private meeting with Kennedy helped Trump get to ‘yes’ on Kavanaugh

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan hires crisis PR firm to handle sexual assault scandal

Trump admin won’t meet deadline to reunite young children separated from parents

What Trump’s Supreme Court pick means for the Russia probe

A Roman Catholic bishop says four Montana priests who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Great Falls as VIPs should not have been wearing their clerical garb at a partisan event.

Here's a short clip from the BBC film about Trump's treatment of "models" - I hear some interesting corroboration of Katie Johnson's story in the Daily Mail, no?

Brett Kavanaugh

A federal judge has denied the government’s request to alter the Flores rule, which requires release of juveniles from immigration custody after 20 days. Big loss for Trump who was building family internment camps.

According to the latest FARA filings, Qatar is dumping a lot of cash on DC lobbyists -- but are they likely to get much in return?

Want to see the power of a Presidential tweet? Ask Pfizer, whose stock plummeted in the wake of President Trump's tweet attacking its drug pricing structure.

Brett Kavanaugh’s track record

Trump just set the stage for a NATO showdown

The fact that #ScotusPick Kavanuaugh believes that a President cannot be indicted is an automatic disqualification from Supreme Court consideration.

The EPA is blocking the release of a report that shows most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor to be at risk for cancer and other ailments

Scoop: Alexander Voloshin - #Putin's ex chief of staff, and friend of Roman Abramovich - has a secret investment in a US energy company hailed by Donald #Trump

Watch now: Trump: Is the President a Sex Pest?

The Sex Pest President

A source who attended those parties stated that he saw Trump with girls aged 15 or 16. 'We do know that he was having sex with them, no question about it." He would brag about it to his friends afterwards.

Chuck Schumer: "Judge Kavanaugh got the nomination because he passed this litmus test, not because he'll be an impartial judge on behalf of all Americans. If he were to be confirmed, women's reproductive rights would be in the hands of five men on the Supreme Court."

I’ve already seen a lot of debate about precisely what Kavanaugh meant by this statement about indicting a sitting president. Presumably everyone will want him to answer for himself, explicitly, at any hearing.

“U.S. isn’t the only country whose elected leaders are grappling with parts of an electorate now averse to global institutions and norms thanks to concentrated & unchallenged military grade PSYOP campaigns from a foreign mafia state and traitors within”

Russia plans $80 billion borrowing spree despite sanctions scare

Brett Kavanaugh: "No president has ever consulted more widely or talked to more people from more backgrounds to seek input for a Supreme Court nomination."

Washington insider Kavanaugh boasts conservative credentials

Generations of red-state farmers are bracing for impact with the knowledge that President Trump's trade war could destroy their livelihood — and alter the agricultural map forever.

Calling ALL people of #Scotland Protest #trumps uk visit on July 14TH at the Scottish parliament from 12:00 !!! RT THIS TO GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS!

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, back from the congressional trip to Moscow, is suggesting that Congress went too far in punishing Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. "The election interference ... is not the greatest threat to our democracy."

While working for Ken Starr in 1998, Kavanagh routinely skirted or violated Rule 6 (e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure by leaking details of Lewinsky probe.Mueller’s team obeys the law; Starr’s didn’t. Reporters didn’t bust Brett because they benefitted. Will one now?

I wonder who said this in 2016 while refusing to hold a vote on Merrick Garland: "The American people deserve to have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice."